Bone/Mineral Metabolism

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Testosterone treatment improves bone density, strength in older men

February 22, 2017

One year of testosterone treatment significantly increased volumetric bone mineral density and estimated bone strength in men aged 65 years and older, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“As men age, they experience decreases in serum testosterone concentration,” Peter J. Snyder, MD, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “They also experience decreases in areal bone mineral density (aBMD), volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), and estimated strength and an increase in fractures.”

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High protein intake decreases fracture risk

February 17, 2017
The risks for major osteoporotic fracture, low-trauma fracture and hip fracture decrease with higher total protein consumption in older men, study data show. Lisa
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Greater 25-(OH)D levels reached with 25-(OH)D3 supplementation over cholecalciferol

February 15, 2017
Healthy adults randomly assigned 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 supplementation gained faster and greater increases in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels vs. those assigned standard…
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Femoral neck size predicts changes in bone structure, mass among menopausal women

February 15, 2017
Femoral neck size was predictive of changes in bone structure and mass in women undergoing menopause, whereas areal bone mineral density was not associated, according
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 2

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Improving Bone Strength and Reducing Fracture Risk in Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to reduced…
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Testosterone treatment improves bone density, strength in older men

February 22, 2017
One year of testosterone treatment significantly increased volumetric bone mineral density and estimated bone strength in men aged 65 years and…

In the Journals Plus

High protein intake decreases fracture risk

February 17, 2017
The risks for major osteoporotic fracture, low-trauma fracture and hip fracture decrease with higher total protein consumption in older men, study…

In the Journals Plus

Greater 25-(OH)D levels reached with 25-(OH)D3 supplementation over cholecalciferol

February 15, 2017
Healthy adults randomly assigned 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 supplementation gained faster and greater increases in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels vs…

In the Journals Plus

Femoral neck size predicts changes in bone structure, mass among menopausal women

February 15, 2017
Femoral neck size was predictive of changes in bone structure and mass in women undergoing menopause, whereas areal bone mineral density was not

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Fracture risk, severity higher in patients with primary aldosteronism

February 14, 2017
Patients with primary aldosteronism are more likely to sustain a vertebral fracture compared with healthy age- and sex-matched controls, according to…

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Intensive bisphosphonate therapy no better than symptomatic therapy in Paget's disease

February 13, 2017
In adults with Paget’s disease of bone, intensive treatment with bisphosphonate therapy yielded only transient and clinically insignificant…

FDA approves etelcalcetide injection for secondary hyperparathyroidism

February 10, 2017
The FDA recently approved etelcalcetide for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in adults with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis…

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MrOS: Increased bone marrow fat in older men with diabetes, affects fracture risk

February 7, 2017
Older men with type 2 diabetes have higher levels of vertebral bone marrow fat vs. men without disease, and the increase is associated with both…

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Subcutaneous abaloparatide viable option for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

February 3, 2017
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with subcutaneous abaloparatide for 18 months followed by alendronate for 6 months had improved bone…

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MrOS: Low testosterone levels tied to incident falls

February 2, 2017
Both low testosterone and low bioavailable testosterone are associated with incident falls in older men, whereas no association was found between…

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